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The three-dimensional structure of lectins: a phenetic and phylogenetic tool for the Leguminosae

Authors
Journal
Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
0305-1978
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0305-1978(94)90031-0
Keywords
  • Leguminosae
  • Vicieae
  • Lectins
  • Three-Dimensional Structure
  • Structural Comparison
  • Phylogeny
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Abstract

Abstract The three-dimensional models of various Leguminosae lectins were superimposed and the resulting rms (root mean square) mainchain deviations, expressed as Å, were used to build dendrograms showing the phenetic/phylogenetic relationships of these proteins. Besides some discrepancies, the dendrograms look very similar to those obtained by using amino acid sequence comparison of lectins or immunochemical techniques. The dendrograms also agree with the infrageneric treatment of the tribe Vicieae.

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